(TARANTO) Cantina Vetrère is an Apulian winery famous for the wines Kemelios, Aureo, Barone Pazzo, Tempio di Giano. Among the novelties the two organic labels ‘Taranta’, Negroamaro and Malvasia rosé wine, and Chardonnay ‘Finis’.
The history of Vetrère wines
The Vetrère winery is an important reference point for the production of wine in this part of Puglia; now in its 5th generation, it has a history that dates back to the 1600s, as evidenced by the house where the company is based.
Currently, the management, which began in 2006, is both family and female, in fact the sisters Annamaria and Francesca Bruni, united by the common passion for their land, operate in a certified organic regime and the philosophy is closely linked to the care of sustainability, a thought ecological which is found in all the practices of the work carried out both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
Vetrère also collaborates with prominent potters of the Grottagliese landscape, creating imaginative ceramic bottle holders decorated with the colors of Puglia.
The Terroir of Vetrère wines
The Cantina Vetrère is located between the municipality of Montemesola and Montelasi, a multifaceted area characterized by the not far and typical Taranto Murge, a hilly complex in the province of Taranto in Puglia that slope down to the Ionian arch of Taranto, to the area of the Itria valley and at the Messapian threshold.
This confluence of land and climate is marked in its particular position by the influences of two seas, the Ionian and the Adriatic. And it is precisely this complexity, exposure and composition of the soils that gives the Vetrère wine a strong identity.
The 300 hectares of the company are not all involved in viticulture, but are used for various productions, ranging from the production of extra virgin olive oil, to pasta, and again from flour to ancient legumes.
The Philosophy of Vetrère wines
Vetrère is a laborious forge, where ideas are realized in a concrete way and with that feminine touch that is evident from the far-sightedness of the investments made in the company. A crucial aspect for the Vetrère winery is environmental sustainability: the company works in an organic regime and adopts solar panels to support energy needs.
The Vetrère cellar is also equipped with the best technologies for the production of fine wine, also characterized by star vaults and entirely made of tuff, a limestone typical of Salento that allows the wines to be kept at a constant temperature.
The grapes grown according to the espalier and spurred cordon training system are the autochthonous ones: Negroamaro, Primitivo and Malvasia for the reds; Minutolo and the international Chardonnay for whites. Minutolo is an aromatic variety, cultivated in Puglia since 1200, which gives the wine a very particular character.
But also Malvasia Nera, which is rarely used as a variety in its own right, but is mainly used in the blend of a historic Doc such as Salice Salentino to accompany the main grape, Negroamaro. But when Malvasia Nerasi expresses in purity it is truly an excellent example of tradition and mastery in the processing of grapes.
The proposed range consists of three production lines: Vetrère, Solaria and Torre Mora. It should be emphasized that the company also produces Spumante such as Aureo, a brut sparkling wine from Minutolo grapes produced with the Charmat method.
For the reds a wine of great interest is the Barone Pazzo, a primitivo of great elegance and voluminousness vinified in purity with aging in barrique for 12 months, the Kemelios, a solemn and powerful blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia aged in barrique, with important and enveloping tannins , or the soft Negroamaro in purity, with a very fine nose, Tempio di Giano.
Among the white wines of Vetrère we can mention the Laureato, a blend of Chardonnay and Minutolo, and the award-winning Crè da Minutolo vinified in purity in two versions, two excellent interpretations.
Vetrère wines have their roots in that Salento made up of scents, colors and ancient tradition. A production that enhances the enological potential of this territory with great determination and passion.
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Information & Contact Cantina Vetrère
Adress: S.P. Monte Iasi Montemesola km 16, 74123 Taranto TA
Tel: +39 340 2977870 – 339 4231880
Web & Wine Shop: www.vetrere.it
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